BRACKNELL, UK – May 2014 – Tektronix, a leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced the winner of their competition to find the oldest working oscilloscope in Europe – the winner, chosen from 240 entries, was Alan Ainslie, from Farnham in the UK, with his Model 511AD manufactured in 1951. He won an MDO4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope worth €20,700, one of the newest oscilloscopes in the Tektronix portfolio.
Alan is a lifelong user and enthusiastic collector of Tektronix oscilloscopes, and currently numbers around 400 in his collection, believed to be the largest outside the USA. “The great thing about Tektronix”, he said, “is their solid heritage and their passion for what they do, they have always been head and shoulders in advance of everyone else.” Alan is currently building a museum to house his collection, and the 511AD will take pride of place.
In his spare time, Alan is also involved in teaching and helping students to understand the basics of engineering, he cited Tektronix primers and product manuals as leading sources of information and context to help the students.
“I’m delighted to have won the MDO4000, not just because I’m an avid fan and collector of Tektronix oscilloscopes, but also because it will help in my current job which involves streaming audio over IP, particularly when used with the Ethernet, PCI and USB.2 modules.”
Mikael Näsström, Tektronix EMEA Marketing Director, presented Mr. Ainslie with his prize. He commented, “We’ve come a long way since the 511AD. After sixty-five years and over 700 patents, we’re proud that we are still leading the market in technology, innovation and great products.”
About the MDO4000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
Introduced in August 2011, the Tektronix mixed domain oscilloscopes have gone on to win more than a dozen industry innovation awards and continue to be the only oscilloscope with an integrated spectrum analyzer that can capture time-correlated analog, digital and RF signals for a complete system view of a user's device. Engineers using MDO4000s report significant gains in debug productivity coupled with the versatility and technical capability they need to tackle a wide range of test challenges. Available analog bandwidth ranges from 100 MHz to 1 GHz with 2.5 or 5 GS/s sample rate and 20 Mpoints record length.
For more than sixty-five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.
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